Laure is a Los Angeles–based photographer and design enthusiast. When not contributing to Dwell and Apartment Therapy, she's opening too many tabs in Firefox, baking, gardening and exploring the great outdoors.
This week featured 3 events: Thanksgiving, when we give thanks for what we have; Black Friday, when we buy as much as we can in a very short period of time and hopefully get some wicked deals; and Buy Nothing Day, when we do whatever it is you do if you aren't out shopping.
Javier Cristiani's LAMI chair, which was unveiled at last Spring's ICFF, now has a family: an ottoman, a side table and a coffee table all made from modular stock metal components and built with as few parts as possible.
While compiling a list of modern gifts for under $20 I started thinking about what makes a gift really special. And I realized that for me the best gifts to give and to get are favorites. And I'm not talking favorite caviars and cashmere sweaters, I'm talking about favorite everyday items that make regular moments a little nicer. For me, this year, it's Rick's Picks: